'We've had highs, we've also had lows': Fifth Parliament rises


- news24.com | 7 months ago

It ended with a whimper, rather than the bang it has become known for over the past five years.

Around 17:45 on Wednesday the National Assembly rose for the last time during the fifth Parliament's term. MPs from across political party lines strode to each other for a handshake or a hug, while others quietly made their way out of the House.

Not a single party leader was present in the House: No Cyril Ramaphosa, no Mmusi Maimane, no Julius Malema, no Mangosuthu Buthelezi, no Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, no Pieter Groenewald, no Mosiuoa Lekota.

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